How to robot-proof your children’s careers

©Getty A worker walks alongside a conveyor belt as items are sorted into crates to be sent to retail stores from the Argos Distribution Centre in Burton-upon-Trent, central England, on November 27, 2015. Pity school careers advisers. If economists are to be believed, vast numbers of jobs will have evaporated by the time today’s pupils reach the labour market. Oxford university’s Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne say almost half of the jobs in the US are at high risk from computerisation in the next two decades, together with two-thirds of those in India and three-quarters in China. While workers worry about whether robots will take their jobs, teachers are wondering how to use education to insulate the next generation from such a fate. This has worked before. When the…


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